This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.
11th December 2012 - So Much For PS2
What an absolute shame this is. Already I am having to say so long to Planetside 2. I was really starting to like the game, and was playing this morning and having a good old time in an abolutely massive battle defending the Allatum Bio Lab from both the TR and the Vanu. Then suddenly some jerk TR player starts mowing us all down even though we can not see him and even though we are standing in our shielded spawn area, supposedly a safe zone. The chat box goes into action as people realise the guy is running 3rd party cheating software.
So I look on the web and discover that cheaters using these tools are all over the place in this game, and spoiling it for everyone. I even found some Youtube footage of several of these arseholes using these tools, which automatically aim for them, allow them to run incredibly fast, and allow them to shoot through walls. Fully explains some of the things that I thought were bugs yesterday, though.
Apparently Sony are working hard to combat this, hunting down cheaters and banning them, but in a free to play game there'll be nothing they can do, as those players will just start another account. The only way this will be stopped is to patch the game with updates that will no longer allow this kind of thing to happen. In fact I'm shocked the game was even released in this state, as these same types of software were also used in the beta test. I fully blame Sony for this, not the cheaters. They should never have put this game out there in such a vulnerable state, and until they fix it, there is no chance I'll be going back to it.
Well done, fools.